WHEN SPARKS FLY - LOVE AND ROCKETS
WHEN SPARKS FLY - LOVE AND ROCKETS
CHARLENE TAGLIA
ISBN 1-4199-0163-X
February 2005
Elloras Cave Publishing
www.ellorascave.com
E-Book
$5.95
Pages: 139
Contemporary
Rating:

In Charlene Taglia’s When Sparks Fly - Love and Rockets, pyrotechnic developer, Dr.
Anna Leslie, decides her colorless life needs romance and passion.  Appropriately, the
rocket scientist/genius goes about changing her life in the same analytical manner she
uses to design her explosive creations at Frontier Fireworks.  

Jay Whitman is Frontier’s new marketing VP who is tired of meaningless relationships.
While she is learning about passion, she discovers that affairs are more complicated
than she expected.   

Anna’s character is a well-written version of the “Cinderella” heroine.  I enjoyed that she
has an inkling of her inner beauty and is strong enough to know when she needs help
from others.  Her systematic approach to their relationship  and her difficulty at
comprehending “normal” need and concern, makes her an endearing character.  

Jay’s personality is so annoying at the beginning of the book, making him difficult to
care for, but as his love and concern for Anna develops, he becomes a wonderful hero.  
The couple's interaction is wonderfully done, very enjoyable, and makes for a great plot.  

When Sparks Fly - Love and Rockets is different from many contemporaries.  The
relationship between Anna and Jay is the major conflict.  It was refreshing to read a
book with no conspiracies to solve, no worlds to save, and no ménage a trois
gratuitously thrown in.  It is just a great, sweet romance with strong writing and wonderful
dialogue.  

The lead-in for the sequel is very abrupt, but When Sparks Fly - Love and Rockets is
such an excellent read.  I can not wait for the next Charlene Taglia book.  This is a
definite keeper.

Anya Khan
Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance